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F. Dorr's son nearly scalped - 1878


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/18/2021 at 21:26:34

A son of F. Dorr met with a frightful accident last Monday while bathing in the forbay above the mill. In company with some other boys he was turning sommersets and diving from the stone wall into the water; while standing and turning from the wall he made a miscalculation in not turning far enough, the result was his head come against the edge of the wall inflicting a frightful gash some 7 or 8 inches long. It is a wonder that he ever got out of the water, but he did, and with blood running down and saturating his clothing he came to Bayless & Hagensick's Drug Store, where the wound was sowed up by Dr. Purdy, the little fellow standing the stitching like a veteran. Although the boy is badly scalped, it is only a flesh wound and we hope will soon heal up.

Elkader Register, Thur., 8 Aug. 1878.


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